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Entertainment Weekly


Watch the trailer for the game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

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You are a young Jedi-in-training who manages to survive after the Force-wielding knights are exterminated.

The goal of the new video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is to keep surviving.

“It’s an action-melee game,” said game director Stig Asmussen. “You play as a Jedi on the run, in training, with a lightsaber and Force powers. We made sure the combat is easy to pick up, but if you put the time in you can master it. It has a lot of depth.”

First details of the upcoming EA/Respawn game were revealed Saturday at Star Wars Celebration, with the creators revealing images and a trailer, as well as explanations for how the fighting and exploration will work.

“We call the combat in the game thoughtful combat,” Asmussen said. “What that means is you really have to size up your enemies, and identify and exploit their weaknesses with all the powers that you have.”

The central figure in the game is a young Padawan named Cal Kestis, who finds himself hiding his Force powers in the years after Order 66, the Emperor’s command that wiped out the Jedi order.

Cal (voiced by Cameron Monaghan of Shameless and Gotham) is working in a scrapyard when an accident sends his Abednedo alien co-worker plummeting into the maw of a sarlaac pit. Cal stretches out his hand and …

We don’t see exactly what happens next, but we know he has the power to Force-push his friend to safety. Does he use it?

At the core of the came is the question of when to use your full potential, and what the consequences may be. Eventually, Cal will have to learn to fight for what he believes and the beings he cares about.

Part of the game is also a mystery — players will have to assemble remnants of Cal’s past to gain new skills and advance through the story, all while being pursued by Galactic Inquisitors, who hunt down those who reveal themselves to have a connection with the Force.

The main villain is featured in the trailer, pressing her hand against the windshield of a ship as we hear the glass begin to crack. We don’t see her face, but then … we probably never will.

She is a character from the animated Star Wars: Rebels series, originally voiced by Sarah Michelle Gellar, although it’s unclear if she will perform the character here.

This masked woman is the Seventh Sister, a fallen Jedi herself, who is as relentless as she is cold-blooded.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is out Nov. 15.

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